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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
presidential r. " residents try to cope wite new normal...sandy turned neighborhood blocks into pis of debris...we'll have that . >>> where california voters stand in the presidential race. >>> residents try to cope with a new normal. after hurricane sandy turned neighborhood blocks into piles of debris. >>> a surveillance photo flushes out a forgetful lottery winner. it is 7:00 on saturday morning november 3rd. thanks for joining us. election day is just three days away in california. a final pre election survey by the nonpartisan field poll shows obama leading mitt romney. the 15 point gap is considered a big lead. back in september obama had a 24 point lead. experts say romney has managed to improve his standings among a lot of california voters. this last weekend before election day we are expecting a big push from political cam pands. bay area ballot counters have noticed something different this election season. >>> around our district there is probably about at least eight or nine spot corners like this. >> corners where schoolteachers are waging a last minute battle for voters
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm PST
sandy victims back in the dark. >> 10 days and now shoveling snow. >> this is like insult to injury. we had a hurricane and now a blizzard. >> reporter: power lines lay in the snow and weary residents struggle to stay warm. >> i have five, six different layers worth of stuff. >> nobody cares. nobody cares. >> second storm? it's just made life miserable and now people have to worry about heat and not dying and, you know, surviving. >> it's exhausting just to exist. >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. the situation in spots of the northeast are dire. >> it is. cbs 5 has teamed up with the american red cross to raise money for the victims and help get things back to normal as soon as possible. and we have been taking your calls and donations all morning long since about 6:00 this morning and the bay area has been very generous and we're not done yet. >> roberta gonzales is in the call center. those phones keep ringing. >> reporter: i am here in the hurricane relief fund telethon. we started at 6:00 this morning. we're going strong all the way until
CBS
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
sandy. one of the hardest-hit areas breezy point, new york, where 111 homes burned to the ground during the height of the storm. tonight more than 6 million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without power. 68 deaths are blamed on sandy. alison harmelin is in new jersey where the president promised help for communities that were destroyed. >> reporter: good evening. night has fallen here in atlantic city but earlier today it was actually beautiful and sunny at the jersey shore. that only made it more clear for the president the other officials who were here observing that the devastation is just everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a close-up look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor chris christie over devastated areas of the state where super storm sandy hit with full force. >> we are here for you and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. the surge brought the beach on to the main street. there are
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
pay phones are suddenly in demand on the east coast in the wake of superstorm sandy. the cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts tells us people who use pay phones often get a wake-up call when they see the bill. julie. >> reporter: that is right. with 25% of the new york city cell towers wiped out new yorkers are now lining up to use pay phones. and here in earthquake country we're just one tremor away from a similar situation but next time you're forced to use a pay phone you may be in for a surprise. [ beep ] >> reporter: it may have been a while since you've used one of these but the next time you make a pay phone call you'll need more than a quarter. try 20 bucks. >> that's pretty extreme. crazy. >> reporter: that's the holding fee that showed up on our bill weather we recently used a debit card to make a 20-second call at this pay phone from the airport to our station merely 13 miles away. the sign on the phone says a domestic call costs 8 contrary to the recording which quotes another pay phone rate. >> on the first minute charge will be $6.97. each additional minute wi
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
recovering from hurricane sandy were hit again overnight. a nor'easter pounded the area with snow, rain and winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour. the storm is creating a deadly situation for those without power after sandy. it's put recovery efforts on hold. right now cbs 5 is manning with the red cross to partnering with other groups to help out. roberta gonzales is in our help center. >> reporter: i'm proud to be part of cbs 5's hurricane relief fund telethon. i'm going to be here from now until 7 p.m. each and every minute trying to raise a dollar from each and every one of you out there. so we're not leaving here until we have your support to help our friends across the country. in fact, we would like to give you a recap on what's happened over the past 7 days. it's been the american red cross, they have been there for the entire country in this will the battle for hurricane sandy. the red cross has served more than a million meals and snacks providing more than 17,000 health services and the emotional support contacts for people affected by sandy. now, get this stat. shelters have
CBS
Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
power is out. gas is low. there's a new obstacle for the northeast as it recovers from sandy now. the storm headed their way next. >> selling your car could end up costing you thousands. the often overlooked theft that could make you liable for tickets and tows after your car is sold. in tonight's consumerwatch. ,, might expect you're no longn the hook for tickets or tow. but as cbs 5 consumerwatch atts explains, >>> when you sell a car and transfer the title you might expecting you're no longer on the hook for tickets or tow fees. as cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains you might be wrong. >>> reporter: >> i just don't understand it. it does not make sense. >> reporter: when nan hawkins and her husband clay solder that '94 pontiac for $500, they never imagined it could cost them thousands. nan thought she did everything right. >> we'll have to get this cleared. >> reporter: three days after the sale she transferred the title and filled out the release of liability in person at the dmv. little did she know that very same day, the pontiac's new owner put the car back
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm PST
shortagees are not the only difficulties after sandy now there is cold to contend with. >> reporter: ann, good evening. today was another intense cleanup day. staton island one of the hardest hit areas. so much to do as so many people here try to pick up the pieces. >> reporter: nearly a week after sandy millions are without power and thousands holeless. it destroyed blocks of homes. this is where the new york city marathon was supposed to start on sunday. runners still came. armed with back packs full of supplies. >> this would have been two months world of work. >> and ready to help people like frank. >> they are mar thonnerses, not neighbors, not even staton islanders, look at what they are doing, this is great. >> he cleaned the dotti home instead of running a race. >> people here cheer us on every year the least i can do is help them out. >> reporter: scenes like this are playing out across new york and new jersey. chefs are donating their time to cook up warm meals. >> part of the community. i grew up in this town, i love the town. i will take care of people i know and anybody that
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 1:35am PST
. the other side of the country, people hit by hurricane sandy were digging out of a nor'easter. the new storm brought snow, ranging to two inches, where sandy hit to more than a foot in parts of connecticut. in rockway, new york, the storm left a blanket of thick, wet snow, on trees that were already weakened by the hurricane. >>> at least 123 deaths being blamed now on sandy officially and more than 767,000 people in four states are still, after this many days, without power tonight. and we want to thank everyone who donated during our sandy relief telethon today. we raised almost 135,000 for the red cross, thanks to your generosity. our parent company matched almost 18,000 in employee donations. if you still want to contribute, you can go to cbssf.com. >>> around here, our stormy season can be an el nino winter. they were predicting an el nino for this winter. noah now says el nino will not happen this winter. so el nino is a no-go on the west coast this year. so not happening. tell you what's happening tonight. it's going to feel like winter. napa, 39. santa rosa, 39. this is wha
CBS
Nov 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
by sandy. ,,, ,,,,,, when i see that our schools are 47th in spending per student, i just can't accept that. our schools shouldn't be 47th in anything. ,,,,,, proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... >>> east oakland is getting a major new supermarket its first in 20 years. today, foods co held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction. this is in foothill square on mcarthur boulevard by 108th avenue. the 80,000-square-foot supermarket will also bring more than 100 jobs. >> we really felt for a long time that we tailors have skipped over oakland -- retailers have skilled over oakland and oaklanders deserved quality places to shop. >> the supermarket is set to open in about a year. >>> the ipad mini is on sale today at apple stores but the new gadget only attracted mini lines. analysts say because it co
CBS
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
gallon. >>> widespread destruction from superstorm sandy will likely make this the largest relief effort for the red cross since hurricane katrina. so far the red cross has raised $117 million in donations for sandy relief. the west coast definitely stepped up to help the east coast. we want to thank you. with your help, we were able to raise nearly $180,000 for the red cross hurricane sandy relief fund during yesterday's telethon. and you can still make a donation by visiting our website, cbssf.com and clicking on the red cross link. >> it was fun working on that answering the phones. >> it was so neat to talk to people. it's amazing how generous people were. >> they really turned out. thanks. >>> all right. they are warriors with wounds you can't see veterans of iraq and afghanistan suffering from brain trauma or ptsd. a group of those veterans got a chance to try a new approach to their therapy in vallejo today. cbs 5 reporter da lin shows us how dolphins help the healing process. >>> reporter: they came home with invisible scars, psychologically traumatized by the combat exper
CBS
Nov 1, 2012 11:00pm PDT
sandy, hurricane sandy. here is the latest. damage estimated to be between $30 and $50 billion. that's the second most expensive storm to hit the united states right behind katrina. at least 90 people confirmed dead. 4.5 million in 12 states are still without power tonight. sharon chin shows us how desperate many people have become. >> reporter: some of the subway lines are rolling again, but many people are finding recovery slow. they're out of gas, out of food, and out of patience. tensions flair on the road to new york city. >> i got no gas. >> stop it! >> step back. >> reporter: traffic jams and gas lines stretched for miles in a commute of chaos. >> get in front of me if it makes you happy. >> reporter: some stations ran out of fuel or power for pumps. aaa says only a third of the stations are open in new jersey and long island. crews are working to suck floodwater out of tunnels. some bridges opened up, but police are enforcing a three- person carpool to ease congestion. >> let's go! >> reporter: and more lines swell for buses, food and water. >> you got to be a little pa
CBS
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm PST
additional power outages in the same areas hit by superstorm sandy. the new storm is pushing residents to the limit. >> everything that i open is here. i'm trying to save it. >> good news is that we have not seen the kind of damage we saw with hurricane sandy and we are confident that we'll be able to move forward in our recovery efforts. >> once again, flight cancellations are piling up. major airlines have scratched about 600 flights across the u.s. a dozen flights to and from sfo have been canceled today. >>> and the area is just getting started on the long recovery effort. people on the east coast still need your help. that's why all day long we have been asking for donations to help the red cross and the sandy relief effort. roberta gonzales and a team of celebrities and volunteers are waiting for your call. how are things going? >> reporter: unbelievable. we have been here for 11 hours strong now since 6 a.m. people have been coming in and out volunteering their day to answer these telephone calls like tony stewart right here from the oakland raiders. what has impressed
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 11:00pm PST
for survivors of super storm sandy. the concerns about the coming days and the unlikely help that arrived today. >>> for the weather center, the day that will hit near 90 and the day that is going to rain. we have it all in the seven-day forecast as eyewitness news continues right here on cbs 5. >>> california taxpayers just spent $1 billion on this new prison medical complex. so, why will the inmates still have to be sept out to expepsive hospitals? we follow the money, coming up next -- expensive hospitals? we follow the money, coming up next ,, [ woman ] don't forget the yard work! okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up -- the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. that's elizabeth.n. and that's skyler... and his mom, nancy. they're just a few of the californians who took it on themselves to send you a message about what they need to restore years of cuts to their schools. prop thirty-eight. thirty-eight raises billions in new reven
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
of here on your neighbor's roof? >> on my neighbor's roof. >> as the east coast recovers from sandy, tonight one father's story of survival. the promise he made and fulfilled to his son. >>> sport fishermen start to reel in the dungeness crab. the outlook for the season here in the bay area. ,, how does it brew such great coffee? well, inside the brewer are these green fields of coffee, actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. attention in areas crucial o their strategies to win the white house. and in the final hours, neie >>> now at 6:30, mitt romney president obama and their running mates are focusing on the areas crucial to their strategies to win the white house. and in the final hours, neither one is giving up the fight. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee shows us how both candidates are barreling through key battleground states. grace. >> reporter: that's right, dana. this is a high octane fever pitched push across the nation. both of the candidates are crisscrossing the country fighting for those battleground states and the race is still too cl
CBS
Nov 4, 2012 7:30am PST
from oakland, fairfield, and burlingame today. >>> here are the latest numbers on hurricane sandy. more than 3300 red cross disaster workers on the ground. the defense department has already set up mobile fuel stations around the new york city metro area. where they plan to distribute 12 million gallons of gasoline to run generators. meanwhile, the death toll sales at 113. >>> it's been nearly a week since sandi hit. how are things coming along? >> let's go live to staten island this morning. good morning. electricity continues to be a big problem. how many people in new york are still without power? >> reporter: good morning to you. throughout new york city about 800,000 people still without power. that means no key. obviously, they are only adding to the frustrations here. this is a sample of what people and construction crews -- public works crews, rather, are trying to deal with. debris all throughout the streets here. it is not just clothes and photos and memories, but in some cases its entire structures of houses that have been sort of washed away and line the roads. as you might
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Nov 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
hurricane sandy. he toured storm-ravaged coasts today including the boardwalk. sandy killed more than 100 people in 10 states but hit new jersey and new york the hardest. >>> all right, as sure as christmas trees will appear on halloween, shoppers will line up days ahead of black friday. they are already camping out at a best buy, john? >> that is right. four days and an hour until the black thursday or friday sales. they are determined to be first in line. a line that will stretch around the parking lot. why? >> not just because of the bargains. >> for black friday. i mean it is something my daughter and i have been doing since she was three months old. she never had thanksgiving dinner at home. we have it out here. every thanksgiving in a line in front of a best buy? [ laughter ] >> yes. [ laughter ] >> anyone suggest it might be child abuse? >> i did think someone was going to call cps on me at one time. >> what do you eat out here? fast good? >> during the day, yes, but on thanksgiving my family members bring out the turkey and the dressing and things like that. >> it can not
CBS
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
sandy, fuel shortages. tankers are brought in gasoline but it's being rationed in new york and newt and new jersey. the death poll now stands at 107. power outages are affecting businesses, down from a peak of 8.5 million. and fema aid has been extended in new york and new jersey. >>> as we've seen over the past 48 hours, some of the worst damage and loss of life was on staten island. looks like the island got a lot of help from an army of strangers today. >> reporter: oh, definitely, ann. and cleanup efforts were in gear here on staten island. you can see behind me some of the debris. volunteers were helping out all day long, trying to clear what was left of people's homes. people on staten island are picking through dreeb, trying to salvage anything they can, including family photos. hundreds of volunteers showed up saturday to help begin the cleanup. >> if you find one thing that might bring somebody a little bit of happiness, it will be worth it. >> reporter: bulldozes displaced items off the street. sandy devastated parts of this borough, including denise kelly's home. floodwaters
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
of superstorm sandy bracing for a second disaster. the ripple effects already in the bay area. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no, we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver. only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. securing his second term. >>> now at 6:30, president obama is back in our nation's capital one night after securing his second term the talk on capitol hill has gone from campaign to compromise. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee with a look at the old problems the president faces in his new term. grace. >> reporter: that's right, dana. that so-called "fiscal cliff" still losing president obama wasted no time so this day after t
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Nov 8, 2012 5:00am PST
where superstorm sandy hit last week. there are new power outages in the region and up to 8" of snow in some of the places just what they didn't need. and it's interrupting recovery efforts, as well. teresa garcia has more from rockaway beach, new york. talk about piling on, right? >> reporter: yes, and frank, a good cold morning to you. just when people here thought they would be getting a break after superstorm sandy, in came the first nor'easter. people were along the shoreline communities pretty concerned that this was going to cause more flooding because we already have the ground so saturated. but indeed it turned into a snow or wind-driven snowstorm more so and actually caused some record snowfalls there. in central park in new york city, four inches. in new jersey, connecticut, up to a foot. here in rockaway beach they had at least 4." and all this snow is causing the clean-up efforts to be that much more difficult. >> high winds and heavy snow whipped the boardwalk in rockaway beach in queens, new york. that's where tom ford lives. he was told to evacuate his sandy-damaged home
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
macdonald. >>> cries for help. communities still in the dark with the growing death toll from sandy. how pleas for relief are quickly turning to anger. >> plus an agent attacked a bike toting passenger assaults a muni worker. how the victim is recovering and the search for the suspect. >> we are live at the tech museum of innovation at san jose. this is staff only but i don't see any staff around so i'm going to play with this today! and we'll talk weather, coming up. >> here's a live look at 280 traffic heading into san francisco. no problems but we're watching a couple of issues in the east bay. more coming up. >> it's friday, november 2. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 5:01. >>> the death toll keeps getting higher in the ten states devastated by sandy. >> at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck on sunday. the number of deaths blamed on superstorm sandy is up to at least 92. the bodies of two young children were found who were swept from their mother's arms. long gas lines are frustrating drives in new york where one man was ar
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
. crane is owned by the same company that had a crane collapse in new york during hurricane sandy. >>> more violent protests today in egypt aimed at president mohamed morsi. his opponents demand he drop at a decree that he had put out last week that suspends any legal decisions he makes until a new constitution is written. police are fire tear gas at protestors. >>> susan rice will hold meetings with key lawmakers. some republicans have criticized theambassador to the u.n. for comments she made about the attack on benghazi. she said the attack stemmed from a protest against a video. >> i will be glad to meet with her and listen to the to her positions and justification for her comments. but i'm unhappy with her performance. >> rice is a potential nominee to replace outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. >>> more republicans say the looming "fiscal cliff" is forcing them to reconsider their no tax increase pledges. several members of congress now say they are open to raising revenue by limiting deductions for the wealthy. but not by raising their taxes. >> without compromisin
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Nov 10, 2012 5:30pm PST
the growing anger over >>> nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy, some are seeing what's left of their homes for the first time. the goaling anger overthe -- growing anger over the slow recovery. >>> the man hunt is over. how it ended late this afternoon. >>> the challenge if you accomplish it, then -- it's that much sweeter. >> returning from war with battle scars that will never heal. the lessons some veterans are learning by embracing even more challenges. good evening, i'm ann notarangelo. nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy slammed into the east coast, the death toll around new york continues to rise. more than 100 deaths are now linked to the storm. the latest victim was found yesterday morning in his flooded staten island home. today hundreds protested the slow pace of power restoration on long island. and that's where roughly 130,000 customers are in the dark. and nearly 85,000 new jersey residents are still without electricity. now some people across the northeast are just now getting their first look at what's left of their homes and devastated neighborhoods. cbs re
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Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm PST
the ground still remain. thousands who had just had their power restored after superstorm sandy have lost it again. the nor'easter left a blanket of thick wet snow on the streets and trees, which were already weakened by the hurricane. now the snow is starting to melt, which is filling the streets with filthy sludge. needless to say, the area is in deep need of help and that's where your come in. we're heading into the final stretch of our all day long telethon raising money for the red cross and sandy relief efforts. roberta gonzales has been womaning the phones since before sunrise. roberta, there's still a lot more work to be done now, huh? >> reporter: the telethon officially closes down at 7:00 but that doesn't mean you need to stop giving. we want your support even after 7:00 tonight. this just happens to be cbs 5, all our radio stations owned by cbs and also the cw, who have come together collectively to join forces with the american red cross to be sure we get the money we're raising here to new york, new jersey, philadelphia and connecticut. who can tell us more about that t
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> susan, how about the aftermath of hurricane sandy? will it affect people just getting to the polls? do you think it will have an effect on who they vote for? >> we think a lot of people won't make it to the polls because of sandy people really in the devastated areas. what we don't think it will have an impact on is the outcome of the election is there's really no way to tell whether the people affected are in red areas, blue areas, so they don't think it's really going to push the outcome but certainly it will affect turnout. >> we'll find out tomorrow. okay, susan mcginnis live for us in washington, d.c., thanks. >>> and now let's go live to sanford, florida, outside orlando where mitt romney is holding a victory rally at a avian jet center. stay with us for all your election coverage including live up-to-the-minute election night results from around -- across the nation, california and, of course, right here in the bay area. >>> it is 6:05. it's been a week since hurricane sandy hit the east coast. new york has made progress in getting subways running, good news for commuters still
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00am PST
the aftermath of sandy will have an effect on people just voting period and on the election itself? >> yeah. it will have an effect on voter turnout. as far as the campaigning, it really gave an advantage to the president because it sort of stopped all the campaigning in its tracks and put the president on the national stage where he was able to be very presidential and show bipartisanship, you saw him there with chris christie. then while fewer people might get to the polls there's no discernible trace of which way those votes might lead so there's not -- there is not expected to be a big outcome impact. >> we'll find out tomorrow and results oners with. thank you, susan mcginnis live in d.c. be sure and stay with cbs 5 and cbssf.com for all your election coverage including live up-to-the-minute election night results from around the nation right here in california of course, the bay area, as well. >>> one week after superstorm sandy slammed the east coast, new york is getting many subways running again. that's good news for commuters who are still having trouble finding gas for t
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Nov 23, 2012 5:00am PST
one of the most memorable images from superstorm sandy. the new plan for an iconic roller coaster. >> and a mass of mangled metal. what's behind a deadly pile-up in texas involving more than 100 cars. ,,,,,,,,,, okay, now here's our holiday gift list. aww, not the mall. well, i'll do the shopping... if you do the shipping. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey. hi. you know, holiday shipping's easy with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. yea, i know. oh, you're good. good luck! priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. i know. apparently, they based an entire movie off of it. try the all-new hobbit inspired menu, only at denny's. and see "the hobbit: an unexpected journey." are higher this morning, 45 minutes ahead of the opening 's going to be >>> looks like it's going to be a week of gains on wall street. stock futures are higher this morning 45 minutes ahead of the opening bell. it's a short session today ending three hours earlier than usual. the day after thanksg
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
recovering from superstorm sandy, is helping neighbors in need. a school principal in new yk the idea to r >>> a community still recovering from superstorm sandy is helping neighbors in need. a school principal in new york came up with the idea to raise money to provide this feast to students and their families. they say that they will not be eating turkey tomorrow. instead they will be cleaning up from the storm. so for many this is their thanksgiving meal. >> i'm very thankful right now. i'm just thankful that we have this. >> a warm meal. >> some new yorkers still have no heat. and a few of them just got their power back on. >> some young oakland athletes are discovering that they can grow up a lot on the field thanks to their coach. sharon chin went to rugby practice to catch up with this week's jefferson award winner. >> stay with it good job, good job. >> reporter: ryan burke teaches dozens of teenagers the game of rugby but they learn more than the rules of sport. high school senior ikani tupouata. >> he taught me to never put down anybody, never underestimate no one, alwa
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Nov 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
getting colder in the east and millops of people are still without power because of super storm sandy. who ran in to rescue those in need. >>> people in the bay area are helping in a number of ways. what two men are dog right now to ease the northeast pain and suffering. ,,,,,,,,,,,, being gathered and polling locations are being moved. e are some of the preparationr the national election in storm-ravaged sections of te northeast. the election thee will go on as millions try o rebuild their >>> power generators are being put in storm ravaged sections of the northeast. the election there will go on as millions try to rebuild their lives. cbs reports on the cleanup and recovery. >>> nearly a week after sandy, millions are still without power and thousands are homeless. the storm destroyed blocks of homes on staton island. this is where the marathon was supposed to start. runners stale came, armed with backpacks full of supplies. ready to help people like frank dott stphaoeurbgs these marathoners, they are not neighbors, look what they are doing. that is great. >> reporter: alex park spe
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
. >> the smell of fear following sandy's sea of destruction. a new threat of fire an explosions. >> hi-def doppler picking up the rainfall showing up around th bay area. more coming up. >> and here's all the slick surfaces out the door had morning. it's wet across the golden gate. we'll have much more "timesaver traffic" coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. it's thursday, november 1. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on the nose right now. >>> of course, we're keeping an eye on the storm this morning as liz mentioned, it's wet out there. the rain playing lots of tricks on halloween following in some areas and holding off just long enough in some other neighborhoods. you're looking at video from millbrae from last night. >> lawrence, you were in millbrae last night. >> i was. we go over there every year. usually the streets are just packed all the kids having a great time. last night, very few kids and ponchos. probably the most common costumes you could find out there. the rain continuing to fall this morning around the bay area but it's shifted
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Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm PST
walmart. >>> in the middle of dealing with superstorm sandy's aftermath, new jerseyans dealt with an earthquake this morning. that 2.2 earthquake shook around 1 a.m. people reported hearing a loud boom and feeling buildings shaking. but there are no reports of any damage, at least earthquake related. >>> new jersey is beginning to clean up downed power lines, debris and other hurricane damage. it is now one week and millions in the east are still without power. lines to public transit stretch for miles during commute times and gas can still be found just in limited supply. >>> still much more to come on eyewitness news at noon including new evidence at multivitamins can save lives. >> and did division used to make you cringe, was algebra a pain in the neck is research shows that math may be more painful than you think. >> speaking of math, offshore winds likely to crank temperatures up to record- breaking levels today. but there's also some rain in the forecast. we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, this morning.. the company s it sold a record num >>> welcome back. apple
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Nov 8, 2012 1:35am PST
and from sfo. >>> cbs 5 is partnering with the red cross to help the victims of hurricane sandy. you can donate tomorrow by calling 1-888-5-helps-u. our special hot line will run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. >>> his final race is over. president obama today thanked cd ing back to work. >> there's no shortage of work to be done. approaching the fiscal cliff with a stalemate on capitol hill, cbs 5 reporter looks ahead to the second term. >> reporter: the president and his family arrived back in washington. the white house is their official home for four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: the president won't have a lot of time to savor his victory. the most pressuring issue on the plate is the fiscal cliff, the mix of huge cuts and automatic tax increases and it's set to go in to effect in about 7 weeks. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> reporter: economists have warned the fiscal cliff can plunge the country in to another recession. today the president has been calling congressional leaders. at least for now, he and john boehn
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Nov 6, 2012 12:00pm PST
in the rockaways in queens, new york. a week after hurricane sandy, the neighborhood is still flooded and still without power. even with all of the chaos, the system here in the tents seems to be working. but with only the generators for power, it's cold and the lights are dim. >> it's because there's a lowlight in here because of the tents and there's not enough light at the little booths here. >> reporter: in nearby breezy point, more than 100 homes burned to the ground during the storm. the city is sending buses to pick up voters and bring them to the polls. >> it's good to vote because it will make a difference, you know, and the way things are right now, it's good to vote. >> reporter: to make sure all new yorkers get to the polls, the state is allowing displaced people to vote at any polling site they can reach. >> we want everyone to vote. just because you are displaced doesn't mean you should be disenfranchised. >> reporter: for many voting has never been as big a challenge but she is storm battered neighborhoods are determined to make it work and bring some normalcy b
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
slowly recovering from super storm sandy. this morning, some subways are rolling. all three major airports are open. power problems still kills. the number of deaths blamed on sandy has now passed 70. ines ferre with more on the storm from lower manhattan. >> reporter: i'm standing on fdr drive. it's still flooded. this is just one of the areas that was flooded by the storm but down on the jersey shore, the devastation is even worse. >>> reporter: president obama visited new jersey to see firsthand the damage from super storm sandy. >> good job. >> reporter: the president and governor chris christie flew in marine one to see the devastation from above. what they saw were homes destroyed and streets still under water. president obama promised the government will do whatever it can to help storm victims. >> we will follow up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you rebuild. >> reporter: not far away, the search for trapped or missing people on staten island continues. nypd rescued six people from rooftops on wednesday. there are signs that life is returning to
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00am PST
wall street not putting much stock in the numbers. still the effects of superstorm sandy. we have seen wild fluctuations of big increases, biggs declines and probably looking -- big declines and probably looking at another week of that because of sandy so not much to get from the numbers at this point. hewlett-packard slaughtered yesterday as revealing the big debacle of its purchase last year for autonomy which it overpaid because of fraudulent bookkeeping. market is off to a slight open. dow up by 34 points. nasdaq up 8. s&p up by 2. hewlett-packard sliding right now by a little better than yesterday. market closed for thanksgiving. >> you get a day off tomorrow. >> yes, deep fried turkey in my horizon. >> happy thanksgiving. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com. >>> americans are going to spend a ton of money in the next few weeks. >> they are. but how many people will for the carbon footprint you will leave behind driving to and from the stores? some environmentalists are even calling online shopping ungreen because of carbon footprint that is emitted transporting orde
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00am PST
us on this storm in just a bit but first, another storm, superstorm sandy. it's had more impact on the economy. >> yeah. americans cut back on spending last month and their income stayed flat and with more on that let's join ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com. she's in new york city. ashley, are you there? good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and michelle. yes. we're keeping our eye on the "fiscal cliff" this morning and the markets are changing as we speak. but earlier this morning asian markets rallied on gains by exporters and year end buying. tokyo's nikkei gained .5% to close out a 7 month high while hong kong's hang seng also rows .5%. >>> on wall street, stocks ended modestly higher on homes of a budget deal and on encouraging economic reports. dow was up 36 on thursday. the nasdaq finished 20 points higher. >>> and president obama presented his plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" to members of congress. the $4trillion plan includes $1.6 trillion in new taxes on upper income americans. $400billion in cuts to medicare and other entitlement programs. $50billion in sti
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Nov 19, 2012 5:00am PST
to helping rebuild areas damaged by hurricane sandy. he toured the new jersey storm- ravaged coast yesterday including the boardwalk at seaside heights. the vice president says rebuilding the region is a national responsibility. >>> i know it's monday but we can already start talking the weekend because it starts thursday for some people. >> that's true. i forgot. thanksgiving. >> it is a holiday week but we'll be right here. it should be good. but between now and then we have a chance of showers. thank you very much for the coffee, frank. that is delicious. >> you're welcome. [ laughter ] >> it's fantastic! around the bay area, we have a lot of clouds moving through our skies early on. and well, hi-def doppler showing it is dry right now but that could change. there is a slight chance we could see a few showers north of the golden gate bridge. i think the rest of the bay area stays dry but still we'll keep our eyes on that for you. we have a lot of clouds dumping over the top of the ridge of high pressure and could see showers north of the golden gate bridge. tuesday we'll see the
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
super storm sandy. and president obama and governor mitt romney wasted no time going on the attack. >> reporter: air force one dropped president obama at his first stop green bay. after three days off the campaign trail, the president wasted no time confronting mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he is saying's he is the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin. we know what change looks like. >> yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on
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Nov 18, 2012 7:30am PST
the situation. >> also dampening the forecast is superstorm sandy. by one estimate, nearly 5 million households households in had its path will have to curve spending this year. to counter, the retailers are going all in, already offering discounts. like last year, some stores will start opening on thanksgiving after midnight with wal-mart, target, sears, toys "r" us opening even earlier in a fierce competition to get the first shop yes. >> retailers know after many black fridays, typically the place where the person shops first is the place where they spend the most money. >> a quart of black friday shoppers were in the stores by midnight, and the weekend was a record breaker. drew levinson, cbs news, new york. >>> things are looking up for california's state budget. >> some signs are pointing to a surplus. are they real? what do lawmakers need to do to keep the state out of the red? >> jerry hill joins us next. >> probably five or six kids are going to be able to go to college that might not have been able to go to college. >> an east bay teenager with college dreams of his own. ho
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
place because of the shortages caused by superstorm sandy. it will remain in effect in new york city for the time being. lines at gas stations are beginning to shrink as well. >>> there's a marriage in arizona that could be headed for divorce court. the issue in this love story is the presidential election. holly sullivan is under arrest for what happened after she found out president obama won reelection and that her husband did not vote. here's part of the 911 call. >> she got out of the car and she was screaming at him. he started walking away and she started driving in circles around him and she wouldn't let him go. finally he took off to try to get away and she ran into him. >> she is facing assault with a deadly weapon charge and her husband is in the hospital with serious internal injuries. >> wow. >> yes. all i can say about that. >>> it's 5:20 right now. want to lose some weight, how about a refreshing pepsi, what's behind the bizarre new diet trend. >>> and pittsburgh's mike wallace, pulling that baby in. it's your play of the day and it's coming your way, next. >>> what's
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
sandy. at least 92 people have been killed by the storm that struck sunday. on new york's staten island, searchers found the bodies of two young children who were swept from their mother's arms. also, in new york, a man was arrested for pulling a gun when he tried to cut into a gas line. cbs reporter randall pinkston joins us from the jersey shore with the problems people there are facing. >> reporter: that gun pulling stunt puts you on edge em if you are in a gas line like many of us are. you know, every day the public officials hold news conferences to talk about what's being accomplished. a lot is being accomplished. for example, we have utility workers from around the country helping to restore power. but when you have people who have no heat, no power, people standing in gas lines, it's understandable that tempers are fraying. >>> reporter: you didn't have to look hard to find frustrated people. there were long lines to get gas and long lines to get into new york city, as police enforced a three-person per vehicle rule. traffic will only get better when all of the tunnels an
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00am PST
shortages could last a couple more weeks. >>> a thank you to everyone who donated to our sandy relief telethon. mayor lee, jean quan helped us out on the phones. a number of people did. other bay area personalities answered the calls from the raiderettes and the celebrity chefs. our own roberta gonzales is the marathon woman who worked 13 hours and did a terrific job. thanks to your generosity we raised nearly $135,000. it's all going to the red cross for the folks on the east coast. our parent company cbs matched almost $18,000 in employee donations. and you can still contribute if you would like to. just go to cbssf.com. >>> in just a few hours, president obama is set to deliver a speech about preventing the u.s. from falling off the "fiscal cliff." if congressional democrats and republicans don't reach a budget deal by year's end, bush- era tax cuts will expire and deep across-the-board cuts will kick in. well, for now, vice president joe biden and many others in washington are expressing confidence that can be avoided. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go
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Nov 16, 2012 5:00am PST
hurricane sandy. this video shows water literally pouring into the path commuter rail station in hoboken, new jersey. >> yes, indeed. cameras captured the water flow on october 29th from several angles including the upper and lower elevators. look at that. just a mess. as well as the station platform and track areas. it's going to take weeks if not months to get that all figured out, i would imagine. >> it is. >>> stock futures indicate this could be a fourth straight day of losses on wall street. and here to chat about that ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us on a friday. we love friday. >> reporter: yes, we certainly do. good morning, frank and michelle and happy friday to everyone. continued concerns about the "fiscal cliff" in the u.s. slowed down stocks in asia this morning. hong kong's hang seng was up a fraction while tokyo's nikkei bucks the trend with a rally adding more than 2%. wall street a third consecutive decline with weak forecasts and higher unemployment claims. on thursday dow down 28, nasdaq down 9. >>> president obama is meeting with congressional le
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
christmas at rockefeller center. the tree survived superstorm sandy and it comes from a new jersey home that lost power during the storm. tony bennett, rod stewart and others will perform at tonight's lighting ceremony. >> three people on your ipod, right? >>> tickets are selling fast at 42 states powerball fever has caught everybody. yeah. is not one of the states. too bad. this morning the jackpot is only $500 million. that's a half billion dollars. one-time payout worth $300 million. good luck if you have friends in oregon. >> call them! >> thank you for watching. be careful on the roads. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >>> today the president got a firsthand look at the damage from superstorm sandy. the president rode a helicopter over an area of queens, new york. he also walked through a neighborhood on staten island. that area suffered almost half of new york's casualties. mr. obama promised to stick with the storm victims until the rebuilding is complete. >> during difficult times like this we're reminded that we're bound together and we have to look out for each other. >> 47,000 new yorkers have applied for housing help through fema. >>> well, everything is back to normal for united airlines tonight after a computer glitch grounded flights early this morning. passengers at sfo and across the country just had to wait while the company fixed the system failure. it took two hours to resolve. 250 flights were delayed but none canceled. this is united's third major computer outage this year. >> okay... start melting the butter! commercial crab season is on! cbs 5's ken bastida is at the docks earlier today with some of the bay area's first catch. >> reporter: it was a long night for crabbers all along
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
100-thousand homes and businesses still have no po. >>> two weeks after superstorm sandy battered the northeast, more than 100,000 homes and businesses are still without power. most of them are on new york's long island. and the long island power authority did restore power to more than a million customers by this morning. but 700,000 still don't have electricity. protestors criticizing the authorities response to the disaster. >> this is the forgotten part of town. it is unbelievable. you know how they say people in hell want ice water, well people in hell want electricity. >> they say most of the customers will be back on the grid by tomorrow night. >>> the calendar and our cooler weather are making this the perfect time of year for controlled burns around the bay area. one today focused on a neighborhood with a history of tragic wildfires. cbs 5 reporter don ford spent the day in oakland hills. >> reporter: smoke and fire were visible in the oakland hills but this is no accident. the captain brad gallop said instead of putting the fire out, they are the ones who set it in the f
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Nov 21, 2012 5:00am PST
washington. jobless claims fell dramatically last week although superstorm sandy was still a big factor. >> futures trading suggests wall street will move lower when trading starts in just about 45 minutes. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com joins us now with more. good morning, ashley. >> reporter: good morning. on wall street falling oil prices and an announcement that hewlett-packard is taking a nearly $9 billion write-down weighed on energy and tech stocks. dow down 7 yesterday, nasdaq mostly unchange. >> more uncertainty over the unstable greek economy this morning. european union officials failed to reach a deal on giving greece more aid. financial leaders had differences over how long greece should be given to reduce its debt. they need to agree before greece can receive its next bailout loan. >>> it looks like hostess' twinkie is cooked. the snack maker failed to reach an agreement with the bakers union in a private mediation session yesterday. on monday a bankruptcy judge asked the two sides to meet before hostess continued its liquidation process. it was a last-ditch effort
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Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
sandy has topped . the massive storm has left communities along the jersey shore devastated. now gas shortages across the state a problem. alison har-melin hs the latest from stafford township. people who live on long beah island are being forced to y away. like many of new jer's barrier islands, there's mae damage everywhere. homes arn regained power since the stm hit - but just under two min are still without electriciy and are likely to remain ine dark for days. new york city is slowly rebounding....but mass trant problems and power loss is l hampering the recovery. as you can imagine.. traffis terrible.. many subways are still underwater.. leaving residents forced to drive or cram onto a limited supply f buses. a quarter of a millin people are still without por in the city.. and tonight's knicks..nets nba opener hsan postponed.. but this weeke's new york marathon is still . the storm has campaign organizers on the east racio get polling places ready bee tuesday.. meanwhile.. the candidates are back on the campaign trail in full forc. just five days before the bg election.. the pr
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Nov 6, 2012 5:00am PST
efforts of superstorm sandy. >> plus, coming clean. what the muni vandals caught here on camera is saying about the incident. >> and it is proof that everybody vote counts. coming up, how astronauts are making their voices heard even from outer space. maddy, come on. we got a new book! yay! come get into bed. this is a story about jingle the husky pup. and jingle was a good dog. ruff! ruff! jingle loved to bark hello. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle even loved to sing. ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! ruff! jingle! let's read the book to him. jingle, stay. and jingle did. ruff! ruff! [ female announcer ] hallmark interactive story buddies. counts- including absentee ballots from out of space. mission control in houston emailed a digital version oe p to astronauts >>> with the election too close to call every vote counts including absentee ballots from outer space. mission control in houston emailed a digital version of the ballot to astronauts in the international space station. when complete it comes back down to earth on the same path. the system was made possible by a 1997 bill passed in
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
of the misery that superstorm sandy brought last week. snow is already falling heavily in connecticut and north new jersey. the rain, wet snow, strong wind will certainly setback the clean-up damage from sandy. thousands of people in the low- lying neighborhoods have been warned to clear out again. cbs 5 is partnering with the red cross to help victims of hurricane sandy. tomorrow, we will be asking all you viewers to join us and donate. our special hotline will be open running from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. >>> what's happening in the bay area can't compare to what's happening on the east coast but we are seeing a cooling trend. >> it's significant because we had record highs yesterday. san jose and concord hit a record high 80 degrees. the next several days we will be lucky to make it to 60 degrees. big change. here's a peek outside right now. the clouds rolled into the bay early this afternoon. and they have stuck around all day. and now even in our inland communities the mount diablo cam can't see the mountain now because the clouds have pushed inland. 60 for concord. 59 liverm
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